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Feb 27, 2002 (9:06 pm)
I doubt seriously if there will be significant changes in the Tundra for the 2003 model year. More than likely it will be the 2004 year model that will likely be introduced early to mid 2003. I haven't heard or read anything about a 5.4L engine either. Toyota is building a new V8 engine plant in Huntsville, Alabama, but I don't believe it is up and running yet. There is talk of a quad cab Tundra, but again, I wouldn't expect that till the 2004 model year. One thing that I think will be available in the 2003 model year is a stepside version of the Tundra extended cab. You can see pics of this at www.tundrasolutions.com
Regarding improved handling, I doubt you will ever make a Tundra handle like a BMW 330ci (nice car by the way - I'm currently in the market for an E36 M3 myself), but a set of Bilstein Heavy Duty shocks and a Hellwig rear anti-sway bar will significantly improve its performance in the curves (I have these installed on my 2000 Tundra 4x4). A set of the shocks cost about $300 and the sway bar is about $150 (not installed).
Feb 27, 2002 (9:16 pm)
I agree with Arkie6, you will never get a Tundra to handle like a BMW. The 2WD versions will handle slightly better because they are lower and have less unsprung weight. The Tundra will kick the beemer's butt off-road
I remember a cute Tundra commercial where a Tundra raced a Lotus in the quarter mile and got massacred. When they came to the end of the track, the Lotus stopped and the Tundra just kept going off-road.
#1519 of 1986 2003 Tundra
Mar 04, 2002 (2:43 pm)
Thanks Arkie & bama.
I just hate getting something and then four or five months later, something comes out with the options that I REALLY wanted. I don't want that to happen with the Tundra. I'm willing to wait, but I would like to get the Tundra before the end of the year.
The 2002 M3 convertible (Imola Red, of course) is my dream car. I just can't justify selling my house to pay for a $60,000 car, ya know? Maybe in about 10 or 20 years I'll get one.
If you guys get any info about the 2003's or if Cliffy1 happens to see this post, let me know.
#1520 of 1986 Tundra Aftermarket Parts (arkie6)
Mar 07, 2002 (1:22 pm)
You discussed shocks and an anti-sway bar in your post 1411 on this board. I am seriously considering a new Tundra, but I am getting mixed signals from local dealers about the warranty impact of aftermarket parts. I cannot imagine that shocks and anti-sway bars would cause them concern, but what about exhaust systems (eg. Flowmaster) and air intakes (eg. AirAid or K&N).
#1522 of 1986 Aftermarket Parts (Obyone)
Mar 07, 2002 (2:43 pm)
Thanks. This is some impressive (and legal and quasi-legal) reading.
I think a lot of what would or would not be warranty impacted by an aftermarket part(s) will depend on the dealer. That, in turn, leads me to the conclusion that I need to stick with one whom I know and, hopefully, can trust.
#1523 of 1986 The burden of proof that the aftermarket parts
Mar 07, 2002 (4:48 pm)
resulted in the failure of other components lies with the dealer. Course if the dealer decides that, it would probably take an attorney to convince him otherwise. It doesn't hurt to call the Service Manager and get his opinion on it. After all, the final decision to honor the warranty without the assistance of an attorney would fall on him.
I've made a lot of aftermarket parts installation on my truck. The only one that the dealer insists would void the factory warranty would be the "aftermarket turbo or supercharger". He surmised that with an increase of 100HP, transmission and other engine parts not designed to handle that amount of increase would result in failure of those components in direct relation to the aftermarket part installed.
#1524 of 1986 Tundra Solutions
Mar 20, 2002 (5:59 am)
Tundra Solutions web site is GREAT!
#1525 of 1986 Gas mileage report
Mar 29, 2002 (7:54 pm)
Interesting figure for comparison.
Towing my camping trailer with the V6: 11
Same with my new V8: 10
Apr 18, 2002 (5:08 pm)
Haven't seen any posts here in awhile. I think maybe because they are satisfied with their product!